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Alfred Shailer Park is located in ‘The Sanctuary’ Estate nestled alongside the Daisy Hill Conservation Park. But because it is officially a recreational park, it is unprotected. Now the Logan City Council wants to develop this beautiful natural park with its wide-open spaces and seeks to put cement paths, metal structures, and other man-made items into this space.
However, the wallabies, kangaroos, plovers, ducks, galahs, cockatoos, and kookaburras don't seem to have any regard for what type of park it is, just that it is their feeding ground, their nest, their play area, their home. The animals rely and live on the wide expanses of grass, the trees and the shrubs, and the serenity that comes with being an undeveloped park.
The areas and activities within this park don’t have to be defined and dictated to the community. It can be a park that is open to choice. Keep the park as a natural, environmentally friendly park that is shared with the animals, where people can still go to play cricket, footy, fly a kite, run, and picnic.
Just because there is space to fill, doesn’t mean it has to be filled. In this hectic bustling world, how refreshing to have wide open spaces complete with animals roaming free. What a privilege and a delight.
There are two new parks that have recently been developed near ‘The Sanctuary’ (Parkway Park on Parkway Rd, and the huge Pioneer Park on the corner of Harley St and Shailer Rd, both within a 2km radius of the Estate) so we certainly don't need another such park with man-made things and concrete and metal which will drive away the native animals from their home.
With developed parks comes the associated problems of offending behaviours and concerning acts such as alcohol and drug use, graffiti and loitering. Sand as a base has been proven to be hazardous with hidden broken glass and syringes. As crime increases in an area, the value of the properties in that area decreases.
Councilor Lisa Bradley from Division 1, Logan City Council, says that she is speaking for the community and that the majority of residents in ‘The Sanctuary’ want the park to be developed. We are asking that the residents speak for the wildlife and native fauna and flora, and sign this petition to save Alfred Shailer Park from development.
Let’s do the right thing. Let’s make Alfred Shailer Park a park dedicated to natural simple activities that families can choose for themselves what they want to do in the wonderful space this park offers. Let's keep this park a space where families can still go to play cricket together, have a game of footy or fly a kite. But most importantly, let's preserve this park that the abundance of native wildlife have made their home.
In January 2011, CNMI Legislation passed House Bill 17-94, now CNMI Public Law 17-27, that prohibits any person from possessing, selling, offering for sale, trading, or distributing shark fins in the CNMI.
The CNMI Public Law 17-27 will compliment shark conservation efforts alongside the Palau Shark Sanctuary which was founded in 2001 in an effort to end the killing of Palau's sharks, Hawaii's law banning all shark products in 2010, and the Shark Conservation Act which was signed by U.S. President Obama in 2011.
Recognizing that Palau created the world's first shark sanctuary and that Northern Mariana Islands and Guam were the first in the Western Pacific to ban the shark fin trade;
Acknowledging that in 2011, leaders at the 15th Micronesian Chief Executive Summit agreed on the creation of a Micronesia Regional Shark Sanctuary, the first of its kind in the world;
Taking into account the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures' request for its member Legislatures to adopt legislation prohibiting the shark fin trade and banning commercial shark fishing;
Affirming our culture and history of conservation, particularly the Micronesia Challenge, in which the leaders of Micronesia pledged to effectively conserve 30% of near shore resources;
Noting that as top predators, sharks maintain the balance of the ecosystem and their loss could cause irreversible damage to the ocean;
Understanding that many species of sharks are threatened with extinction and are susceptible to overfishing, because they grow slowly, mature late and have few young;
The future of our beloved show, Sanctuary, lies in the hands of syfy. Fifth season has not yet been confirmed, and this needs to be changed.
Mrs S is an Egyptian woman, who we're campaigning for to have her case for asylum reconsidered. She and her two children have been rejected in their third and final appeal for asylum.
A few years ago, they fled violence, rape and inevitable female genital mutilation for sanctuary in the UK. Mrs S describes how they finally "felt human" here. They felt free, being able to live their everyday lives without fear.
For more information, please see: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Give-Her-Sanctuary/106049906154255
Please sign our petition to the Home Secretary to simply reconsider their case, asking them to look again at the evidence that we think was unfairly dismissed.
This is a community-led campaign, supported by the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC) and the Lush Cosmetics shops in Wales. We're helping to spread the word and to gather signatures from as many people as possible.
Please sign our petition, and share this with everyone.
Hellllloooo!!! Now you guys, this petition is a chance to see a reunion between Amanda Tapping and Teryl Rothery!! How long has it been since we seen these duo on telly?? Far too long from my perspective and am guessing you all would agreee!
Well like you all would of heard by now, that Sanctuary has been reneweled with 13 episodes Season FOUR!!! Well here's the chance to get Teryl on the show!!
Home Office Ref: S1391610/2
Shrouk El-Attar has been living in the UK for the last three years, she feels that she can express herself openly here and has a large community of friends around her but she is now under threat of deportation back to Egypt.
At age 16, Shrouk ‘came out’ as being gay to her friends and expressed her sexuality on ‘facebook’. In 2010, Shrouk decided to claim asylum as a refugee under the 1951 Geneva Convention to which the UK is a signatory. A Tribunal Court dismissed her claim for asylum on the 25th of October 2010.
On hearing about the dismissal of her claim for asylum Shrouk stated:
“I’m terrified about the possibility of being forcibly deported to Egypt. As a gay person, life in Egypt would be impossible for me. I would never be able to express my true self and would have to live my life in hiding.”
Shrouk fears that if she were to return to Egypt she would be persecuted by both the Egyptian authorities and by her own extended family. She is afraid that she will be forced into marriage, suffer Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and risk an honour killing if she resists.
We believe that the current Home Office policy of considering Egypt as a “safe” country does not reflect the reality of cases like hers.
If you would like to get involved or to be updated on Shrouk’s campaign, please e-mail email@example.com or join the facebook group ‘Asylum for Shrouk El-Attar’
Jean Michel, who has been under the care of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
had submitted a medico legal report documenting the torture he had suffered, however, a caseworker at UKBA rejected the professional opinion of an experienced medical practitioner trained by the Medical Foundation.
In Kinshasa, in October 2010 a Congolese man, resident in Belgium, was killed whilst in custody, The regime of President Kabila stands accused in the Human Rights Watch report of November 2008 of the systematic killing of 500 members of the opposition and the imprisonment, rape and torture of hundreds of others in Kinshasa and Western Congo. It is of great concern that Jean Michel will be targeted by the
regime, as he is a political activist and his broadcasts have been viewed in the Congo.
Between 2007 and 2010 nine Congolese were forcibly removed from the Tees Valley following the refusal of their asylum claims. All were the victims of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, including torture and rape on their return to Kinshasa. All had been assured by the Home Office that it was safe for them to return to DRC... However, all had their human rights violated, including small children who were imprisoned for up to 3 months. Fiona Hall MEP highlighted her concerns about this in a speech in the European Parliament in September 2010. ‘In order to protect the wider interests of the community and the rights of the public, it is vital for the UK to maintain effective immigration control’.
UKBA in a letter refusing sanctuary to Jean Michel Bomvoy took the view that on balance it was acceptable to send a man, who has already suffered torture, back to face further human rights violations.
Sanctuary for Mrs S and family
Home Office ref: S1391610/1
Mrs S and two of her children arrived in the UK in November 2007 after suffering 15 years of violence in Egypt. Her youngest daughter remained behind and was helped by the Home Office to be reunited with the family safely in the UK. Despite this her case has now been refused and all rights of appeal have been exhausted. The whole family is under serious threat of honour-based violence and possibly even death if deported back to Egypt.
Mrs S has been seeking sanctuary from an abusive and cruel husband whose acts endangered her and her children’s lives for over 15 years to the extent of death and rape. The Egyptian authorities ignored this domestic abuse as her husband has close links with police, judges and other officials.
Mrs S should be granted international protection under the UN Refugee Convention as she holds a real and well-founded fear of persecution of her own life and that of her family. We call upon the Immigration Minister to grant Mrs S and her children the right to remain in the UK on compassionate grounds.
Although Mexico contains the majority of Monarch overwintering sites, according to the Ventana Wilderness Society, (VWS),
"In some winters, Monterey County may accommodate as much as 35% of the western monarch population." http://www.ventanaws.org/conservation/monarchs.htm#monarchs
At the present, there are nine areas in Monterey County identified as overwintering sites by the VWS. The Monarchs in these areas are monitored annually, and the VWS works with California Polytechnic Institute to protect these areas, but this is on a case-to-case basis. One is on private property, one is on a roadside, and six are in state or city parks. The remaining site (in Pacific Grove) is the only one identified as a 'Monarch Sanctuary'.
"Sites are managed by California Department of Parks and Recreation, the Forest Service, the City of Pacific Grove and private citizens. VWS has worked with each of these landowners to manage their respective monarch groves by producing reports and making recommendations."
In 1952, a city ordinance increased the fine for "molesting the butterflies in any way" to $1,000 in Pacific Grove.
In 1990 the residents of Pacific Grove voted to tax themselves $1.2 million to buy the land for the Pacific Grove Sanctuary and save it from condominium development.
According to the VWS thanksgiving counts between 1997 and 2006, this sanctuary housed a range of 4,700 to 45,000 Monarchs every winter. For several years, despite its small area, the Pacific Grove Sanctuary housed the most of the nine sites.
Although the VWS and Cal Poly are working on monitoring and tagging, equal protection should be provided for Monarchs in this county, regardless of location.
On 7th July, the Mayor of Paleokastritsa informed us that the Corfu Donkey Rescue is going to be ‘sealed’ within 20 days and 40 donkeys are going to be thrown out. It is the job of the local authorities to collect abandoned donkeys but they never did their job. CDR has been doing it for 5 years with no help or backing from government. Now the shelter is threatened with closure.
We are within months of securing land purchase but this takes time as we need to get licenses and planning permission and then fence and build stables. All of you, who know Corfu, know this takes forever! The authorities say they cannot give us any time. They are receiving so much pressure from only one neighbour who refuses to be patient.
The authorities totally under estimate the popularity of the work done by the shelter volunteers. They under estimate the popularity of it for the tourists and even the Greek people themselves. We are known all over Greece and world wide. So rare is it to have a donkey shelter in Greece they cannot even categorize us. We believe that common sense will prevail and all we ask for is more time to prepare a new place for the donkeys.
To help our cause please could you download the petition and collect many signatures. Then post it back to me before 21st July. To Judy Quinn at Box 5210, Liapades, Kerkyra. We haven't got much time so please do it now before you forget.
It would also help if you could send very polite emails to the addresses below. Just a sentence to show your support of the work done at the shelter and ask them to give us the necessary time.
Mr Stefanos Poulimenos (Governor of Corfu) firstname.lastname@example.org
Paleokastritsa Municipality (The shelters in this region) email@example.com
Friends In Need has helped rescue and support hundreds of animals in the Rocky Mountain region for over 15 years.
Their dedication to the welfare and comfort of all animals is tremendous. More often than not, they spend their own funds and all their time providing and caring for animals that don't have much hope for adoption. Their house and property has become a sanctuary.
Small donations and sporatic help has helped them stay afloat but their cause has been primarily funded and managed through their own savings and time commitment.
Now, one of the primary care givers (Kim O'Donnell) has become gravely ill and unable to work his full time job or help much around the sanctuary. He is required to be on oxegen and has little strength to do the hard work required to keep the place running for the benefit of these special creatures. Karen O'Donnell has shouldered the majority of the work for the last several months and due to their circumstances, the place has been deteriorating.
Help is needed to give the place a face lift so Kim and Karen can reach out to potential donors to help sustain their cause. It is challenging to get others to support this effort when things appear to be on the decline.
A makeover would help them project the image of success and also provide needed media attention to attract more support.
Please sign the petition below to encourage ABC to give serious consideration to their existing application.
This one simple act could mean more than you realize to Kim, Karen and all their furry friends!
URGENT - CANBERRA/ACT KANGAROOS NEED YOUR HELP - Please sign this petition as individuals, and send to everyone else, if you have a website, please add this petition's link to it.
Please check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and facebook for horrific photos of roo cruelty, this is the reality, and please follow us, and join us on twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg, http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l.
UPDATE: Our native roos were again being slaughtered in 2011, and 2012.
To see the full report please click or copy and paste on this link into your browser: http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/protected-native-violent-kangaroo-killing-in-the-act-7-june-2012/ and the Canberra Times Poll that shows only a small minority support the government killing: http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/canberra-times-final-kangaroo-killing-poll-results-closed-25512/
The ACT government only give notice late in the day, the day before the killing is to commence, to disallow any defence to be prepared to stop the kill of innocent native animals.
ANIMAL WELFARE - Please copy and paste links below, to kangaroo cruelty into your browser, to view the horror. Kangaroos are killed in an extremely inhumane manner. Legally kangaroos killed are required to be killed by a single shot to the brain. there are instances where kangaroos are not killed in this manner. As a result, the kangaroo is shot agonisingly in the jaw, neck or the body, flees in response and will suffer a prolonged and painful death.
These joeys are killed often by shooters smashing them into the ground, against tow bars of cars or with a metal pipe or other blunt instrument. Alternatively, when not caught, an out of pouch joey will be left to fend for itself and will generally die of predation, starvation or dehydration.This is not to mention the stress suffered by kangaroos from hearing shots being fired and from being chased down by shooters.
Please check out This link 'KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION' from animal liberation which wildlife warriors also have the same link to on youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18MoxO9yJa8&feature=related that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos shot but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related, so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.
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This product cannot be over used, since vegetation/native flora is there for our native wildlife to consume. If over used the kangaroos will starve to death.
No evidence to support that this cull is necessary.
No documented evidence to support this cull.
No figures of population of roos.
No evidence of documented damage.
In this article, Nora Preston interviewed on 15/4/10, www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan.../comment-page-1/ don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact'native grasses' are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that "the biggest 'contributor' to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)".
This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson's media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.
Please check out this link that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.
The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I've been saying all along.
The kangaroo management plan is conjunctional, and not based on any scientific facts.
The only objects that are causing the destruction of grasslands, woodlands, threatened species and ecosystems are tams staff and their shooters, and the government that fails to listen to the experts, and end this inhumane, unnecessary practise.
Claiming to murder 3,427 kangaroos, on the same sites as last year, the tams department are yet to prove that this population exists, since they do not count them.
The unnecessary kangaroo cull cannot take place before Maxine cooper's investigations with Wildlife Carers Group and 3 ecologists who are experts with kangaroos and the environment, is finalised.
It is extremely important that you order the cull to stop immediately, until the facts are exposed and the kangaroo management plan is amended, removing all the false allegations against kangaroos causing damage to the environment, for which there is absolutely no scientific evidence or fact for.
Wildlife Carers Group meeting with Maxine Cooper last year, that Nora Preston attended with Dror Ben-Ami, Daniel Ramp, and David Croft, ecologists and experts in kangaroos and the environment, David Croft repeated Nora's constant warnings to stop killing the kangaroos in the ACT, to leave them alone, before they are driven to extinction.
Wildlife Carers Group have personally been warning the ACT Government, and their lack of care/rehabilitation of the Eastern Greys, over culling, driving them to extinction, that would lead to legal action, under the animal welfare act, since 2005.
There are no grounds for this cull to go ahead, other than a destructive department's staff, who have no knowledge or expertise in kangaroos, or the environment.
This department have not, and never do, count the kangaroos, Wildlife Carers Group do.
Wildlife Carers Group have therefore repeatedly requested that all applications to kill wildlife be handed over to Wildlife Carers Group, to be investigated, before any cull licences/permits are issued, and further that a $2000 fee be charged for applying to kill a native animal.
We look forward to you ordering the required changes, stopping this unnecessary cull, and handing over the application to cull to Wildlife Carers Group to investigate.
The tams department, hands out permits to cull to private land owners as well as culling our native kangaroos themselves, and have thoroughly depleted our population. The department has to be stopped from handing out any further permits to cull to private land owners as well.
You need to be made aware, that our native kangaroos maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system with the loss of any single species causing serious ramifications throughout the Eco system.
Without the kangaroos gentle grazing, the areas turn into a dust bowl, vegetation dies, this is scientifically proven.
Kangaroos are soft footed, and cause no damage to the environment, and do not cause any loss to any other species, the loss to any species is caused by tams and their advisers who should have been sacked in 2005.
They provide natural fertilisation to the vegetation.
Taxpayers are not prepared to pay for the killing of protected native Kangaroos, or continue to pay wages for the unqualified advisory committee.
The money is there to save our native wildlife and their habitat, without committing death or acts of animal cruelty.
the chronicle, page 7, 7/6/11, article 'cull aims to control roos', by Meredith Clisby.
Firstly the strict code of practise was not endorsed by authorities that have expertise and knowledge, and who care. The code of practice is inhumane, and not acceptable, as seen in http://wcg.awardspace.com.
This article is a very biased article, only giving one side, failing to point out the legalities, and the facts.
The article further writes what Sarah Hnatiuk said who is coordinator of Friends of Mount Painter Park Care Group.
This person is not qualified to make statements on who caused bald patches, on Mount Painter, and we can state that the kangaroos did not cause them.
When we staked out mt painter, we saw horses in there, tams in their 4wd's driving around like hoons, shooters disturbing the area, also allowed to drive around, that also trail bikes enter and ride around in.
This was confirmed again on 9/6/11 when tams and the shooters were seen driving through the gates of Mt Painter, and upto the top of the hill.
We are seeing the problems with our native kangaroos, with the government listening to the unqualified, people who for some reason hate kangaroos, instead of working with the experts. Native roos maintain a healthy well balanced eco system, with the loss of any single species causing serious ramifications throughout our ecosystem.
This is how your taxpayers money is being wasted.
There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.
Meeting on Kangaroos, held on Thursday 14/10/10 with Maxine Cooper, Commissioner of Sustainability and Environment, (now the former Commissioner) (in Maxine's office) Nora Preston, 3 interstate ecologists, and their own legal advisor. Wildlife Carers Group's Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary cost is being investigated, along with Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence that excludes full term rehabilitation for sick, injured, orphaned native Eastern Grey Kangaroos. Nora Preston had David Croft from Darwin, included in this meeting through telephone conference, while the rest of us were personally in attendance. David Croft also advised to stop killing the kangaroos, and to stop the land development in the ACT.
We were asked to comment on the current fictional, conjunctional Kangaroo Management Plan, using references.
Nora has recommended a new expert advisory committee, David Croft, Nora Preston, Dror Ben-Ami, Daniel Ramp, Keely Boom, to replace all the current unqualified non'expert' advisory committees.
All the senseless killings in the past 3 years were raised, tams research, and animal welfare.
Kangaroo Management Plan FLAWED.
More recently, a media interview 15/4/10, that shows that the government kangaroo management plan is seriously flawed, with the government ignoring expert advice.
Further to this interview, that took place on 15/4/10, www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan.../comment-page-1/ . You can leave a comment on this link.
Clearly only the unqualified believe that the kangaroo management plan is well thought out, and that the culling needs to continue.
The problems with continued false reports/statements sent to the media, and injected into the kangaroo management plan, need to be rectified, and amended, that is flawed, dishonest, and immoral.
The government needs to make necessary changes and start taking advice only from those with expertise and knowledge in these areas.
Continuing to allow unqualified advisers to make important decisions about our kangaroos, wildlife, wildlife rehabilitation licences, is a serious breach of animal welfare, is causing more harm than good, and contributing to climate change.
There is plenty of native grasses for these reptiles to survive in.
After doing the UC interview, I was invited to attend the grasslands workshop last month, 20 May 2010, held at CSIRO in Gungahlin, where fletcher was also present, and was one of the speakers.
He once again got up, showed google photos of deteriorated grasslands, and once again, falsely accused the kangaroos of causing this destruction, attempting to outrage the audience, and cause unwarranted ill feelings towards the innocent macropods.
I corrected this deliberate erroneous attack on the kangaroos and false statement.
This bounty on kangaroos, false media releases, false statements at workshops, meetings, seminars etc, need to stop against the kangaroos, and so does the inhumane killing.
Wildlife Carers Group has been fighting to have the licence amended since 2005.
Mother nature is not forgiving in the destruction of the land, stripping her of all her natural nutrients, that includes kangaroos, other wildlife and wildlife habitat.
The fact is that the Australian government is driving our native Eastern Grey Kangaroos to extinction, with deliberate false media releases, false kangaroo management plans, and false reports.
You should also know that wildlife is not fit for pet or human consumption, spreading diseases, bacterial, etc, and that government approved shooters are not concerned about the animals welfare, hygiene, and whether or not the meat is suitable for pet or human consumption, and the fact that they are driving our native wildlife to extinction, they are only in it for greed, for the money.
We urge you to cancel all wildlife products from Australia, and boycott this country's products. Please urge this country to cease killing/harvesting our wildlife, to prevent them from driving our valuable native wildlife to extinction.
No matter what this government writes on paper, which is flawed, they will attempt to convince you, that the shooters/harvesters are humane, because of the kangaroo management plan, and are government authorised, no one polices (supervises) the shooters, and they continue to commit acts of animal cruelty, as you can witness on the youtube links.
In early May 2009, majura defence firing site unnecessarily commenced torturing our native kangaroos to death, once again using inexperienced security guards, using the roos for target practice, with acts of animal cruelty being reported to Wildlife Carers Group.
Since Wildlife Carers Group had not counted the kangaroos, the population is unknown, therefore the population of over 3,000 they claim that they have killed in such a short time is unbelievable.
NSW Animal Liberation (AL) served defence with a court injunction, and stopped the kill. June 2, 3 ,4, 5 was spent in court that Wildlife Carers Group/I personally attended for 4 full days. The conservator of flora and fauna/ACT government responded to the court injunction. Defence withdrew on the first day of the hearing, successfully spending the day arguing why they should be allowed to withdraw, and yet still be allowed to argue for conservator of flora and fauna in their defence.
Unfortunately NSW AL lost the court case. The tribunal erred when they failed to record and note the evidence heard in court by tams, that the damage caused within the fenced area was due to defence and occasionally tams staff, entering the area to unnecessarily herd the roos out 2 or 3 times a week, which deteriorated and caused the unsightly damage to the area.
We are still fighting to stop development on the bnts site, and to turn this site into the Wildlife Carers Group proposed Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in tribute to the kangaroos who were inhumanely tortured to death on this site.
After the defence/majura site 2009 unnecessary cruel slaughter of the roos, The ACT government then went ahead and tortured the kangaroos to death all around the entire ACT reserves.
NSW AL again hit the ACT government with a court injunction to stop the killing on the same day that it commenced, however, the government then stopped the kill prior to the hearing, one week later, therefore, NSW AL withdrew their court action.
In 2009, after pre election promises of changes to be made, by the Labor government, NO CHANGES HAVE OCCURRED.
If you would like to end animal cruelty and violence, and terminate the people holding the positions who are responsible for, and were involved in these unlawful acts of animal cruelty, and publishing/submitting fictitious reports, driving our native wildlife to extinction, who have no knowledge or expertise in their positions they hold, please sign this petition.
The slaughters were unnecessary.
These people, who have absolutely no expertise and knowledge in Kangaroos/macropods, or any other wildlife, are holding extremely important positions, and are not only aiding in placing this country into deficit, by being paid hard earned taxpayers money, but are also aiding in driving our native wildlife to extinction, and with that, accelerating climate change, destroying the healthy, well balanced eco system that our native Eastern Grey Kangaroos, and other wildlife assist in maintaining.
In 2009, more licences to kill our native roos, have been issued, with the same people still in office, still continuing with their fictitious reports and advice to the government.
The native Eastern Grey Kangaroos are not in plague proportions, it only appears so, because they have lost their habitat, so we can see more of them, and although it is great to see them, it is extremely sad that they have lost so much of their habitat through mismanagement by tams/conservator, and other government advisers.
Wildlife Carers Group has again submitted the City Kangaroo Park/Wildlife Sanctuary, with horror pictures from the 2008 bnts site inhumane slaughter, photos of Rose Cottage horse paddock, counting 193 roos in 2008, opposing rspca's count of a well rounded up but unrealistic figure of 2000, along with alternatives to killing, that is wasting taxpayers money, placing this state and country into further deficit.
The horse agistment paddocks are wildlife corridors, for our wildlife, they will not be killed for lawfully being in their wildlife corridors, for horses.
Article in The Chronicle, p.20 northside and southside, unsure about the other parts of canberra/queanbeyan, Tuesday 14 April 2009, 'Roo protectors bounce to action'.
This article www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-control-will-require-more-culls-stanhope-says/1462007.aspx?... mentions that I would prefer the fertility program, however, I specified, HUMANE fertility program. Bromocriptine, and some of the other methods are not humane, and must be aborted.
Fertility programs have to be monitored, because if over used, will bring on the same results, extinction of our native Eastern Grey Kangaroos.
Don't believe the minority of horse owners either, (not all horse owners have these misconceived views about our native kangaroos), kangaroos are not starving to death where they are agisting their horses, the roos have more than likely been road kills, that have crawled away there, and died, or killed by the rangers and left in the horse agistment paddocks to rot.
The pasture belongs to our native kangaroos and wildlife, not the farmers (who incidentally, get a government subsidy to help them protect and save our wildlife on their properties, some of who appear to be abusing that government hand out), and the horse owners who agist their horses.
Their horses are agisted in wildlife corridors that belong to our native wildlife, that includes our native Eastern Grey Kangaroos.
The hoofed animals live harmoniously with our native roos.
If we are to turn this devastation around, of the destruction of our planet, we need to declare AUSTRALIA a wildlife sanctuary, and nurture our wildlife, end violence and unlawful acts of animal cruelty, and unlawful acts of fraudulent reports that accelerates climate change, having a devastating impact on our healthy well balanced eco system that drives our native wildlife to extinction.
The World should follow, and declare their countries, a wildlife sanctuary.
Remember, we are of the majority, those who want to torture our kangaroos to death, are of the minority.
It has been advertised by defence that they unnecessarily, inhumanely, violently massacred 514 Eastern Grey Kangaroos on the bnts site, http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/06/04/2265044.htm, that apparently commenced on 17/5/08, (my source) although largely advertised, commenced on 19/5/08, that continued till early June 2008, after announcing on 16/5/08, that the slaughter will commence.
Claims that there were no joeys between April and July, were also found to be false, by these so called 'experts', when the females began to throw their joeys out of their pouches, out of stress, and fear for their joeys, attempting to save them from the human predators.
The females return to pick up their joeys after the danger has passed.
In this case, of course, they were needlessly butchered.
Contrary to the rspca's claim that this unnecessary massacre was humane, the massacre was extremely cruel, conducted by those who were incompetent, negligent, using unqualified, inexperienced staff, including the rspca, security guards from 'pros', etc. Check out www.myspace.com/wcginc for some photos. The photo of frenzied kangaroos shows a security guard herding them. The other photo shows cruel research on the roos. More information on http://wcg.awardspace.com click on 'news' link.
The remaining kangaroos left on the bnts site, after they were tortured to death, died a horrific inhumane death through tams senior ecologist scientific research, after he inserted fertility drugs up their nose. So much for the ethics committee who are suppose to provide protection to animals against any acts of animal cruelty.
Please sign this petition as individuals to provide full term rehabilitation to all sick, injured, orphaned EASTERN GREY KANGAROOS, on the ACT Wildlife Rehab. Licence for Wildlife Carers Group: www.gopetition.com/petitions/reinstate-our-act-kangaroos.html.
Media release www.kangaroo-protection-coalition.com/kangaroo-archives25.html
Some of the abbreviated local, national and international media releases, 13 May 2007, http://canberra.yourguide.com.au/news/local/general/plan-for-three-days-of-death/584324.html, 14 May 2007, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/14/world/main2799551.shtml?source=RSSattr=HOME_2799551, 20 May 2007, http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200705/s1927723.htm, http://www.spa.gov.sa/English/details.php?id=452929, http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/printer_1309191.php, 25 May 2007, and again this year, 7 March 2008, when the unnecessary cruel killing was again being pushed by the Local Jon Stanhope Government, http://www.abcscience.net.au/news/stories/2008/03/07/2182771.htm, that exposed a plan by the Department of Defence and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government to cruelly butcher up to 3,200 Kangaroos at two Defence sites in the ACT, in May 2007, which received, not only local, but also received national and international publicity.
The macropod population is always grossly over exaggerated by the commercial roo industry, farmers, the rspca, etc.
In May 2007 approximately 100 kangaroos were sighted on the BNTS Site.
A site visit on 2 May 2008 with defence personnel, showed a count of under 100 kangaroos, and that food was plentiful.
Another site visit was requested for a recount.
The cull commenced before this second visit was coordinated.
The kangaroos were healthy, but very nervous upon approach, and fled.
A dramatically lower number was also sighted on the Majura Site, than what was led to be believed by the Defence Application to Cull Eastern Grey Kangaroos.
The false and misleading information given in May 2007 were to 'save' the kangaroos from starving and to prevent them from competing with certain endangered grassland species reported to be on these sites - Striped Legless Lizard, Grassland Earless Dragon and the Golden Sun Moth, which later included the Ginninderra Peppercress native grassland, (which the kangaroos can't digest, therefore, don't touch it) and Perunga Grasshopper.
Our observation showed that the Eastern Grey Kangaroos and other wildlife species on this site are coexisting harmoniously.
The cause for certain native flora and fauna species being wiped out is due to leaking buried toxic waste and the spraying of toxic sprays to kill the weeds on both defence sites, along with the over excessive vehicles being driven all over the sites, by man.
More information on the Wildlife Carers Group website, http://wcg.awardspace.com and click on the 'news' link.
BNTS is a 136.8 hectare site with Eastern Grey Kangaroos trapped by a 2.5 metre high kangaroo proof security fence inside a 116ha site at the decommissioned Belconnen Naval Transmission Station (BNTS).
In 5 July 2007, the summit exposed the fact that the decommissioned BNTS site was actually proposed for housing development, with the site being handed over to the ACT Government for FREE.
The Eastern Grey Kangaroos are healthy, therefore, to go ahead with this cull, or relocation of the kangaroos is unnecessary, an act of cruelty, and in breach of the animal welfare act.
Freelance photographer Ray Drew (photograph on this petition) has been documenting the process of the cull, with his daily photographs.
The licence for the cull expired in July 2007, with an application to cull being misleading and misinforming, thereby being null and void.
This petition is to demand the end of unlawful acts of fraudulent reports, unlawful acts of animal cruelty, and the end of the unnecessary killing of our Native Eastern Grey Kangaroos along with other wildlife, tabling WCG alternatives to killing at the next sitting, saving all the kangaroos in the ACT, turning the bnts site into a city Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, to end tams/conservator authority to make decisions in wildlife rehabilitation licences, killing licences, wildlife matters, handing them over to WCG, and to amend the current ACT Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence for the full term rehabilitation of our sick, injured, orphaned native Eastern Grey Kangaroos, an omission of the licence only applying in the ACT, compared to the rest of Australia.
The City Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary will house ALL the existing Eastern Grey Kangaroos, and kangaroo proof fencing, along with the only Wildlife Hospital with a public viewing surgery, in the ACT, educational facility, rehabilitation facility, cafes, viewing platforms, extra enclosures for the rehabilitation of the sick, injured, orphaned native Eastern Grey Kangaroos, and other native wildlife, and will prove to be a very successful tourist attraction, increasing tourism to the ACT, preventing the need to cruelly and unnecessarily cull, or relocate any of the kangaroos.
The International Arboretum and Gardens project has been allocated to one of the sites that was wiped out by the ACT bush fires in 2003, rather than the government replanting our native flora, (food source) to assist with the survival of our native fauna, which is rather irresponsible.
Saving ALL our native Eastern Grey Kangaroos.
On January 31, 2005, fifty-five year old Susie, a female Asian elephant, died at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama.
Susie's death leaves Mona, her companion of 48 years, completely alone. Mona was captured in the wild in 1951. After being taken from her family and homeland, she has spent the last five decades on public display with little space - her exhibit a sliver of land wedged between the rhino and hippo enclosures.
In the wild, elephants walk an average of 25-30 miles each day. Mona has been held captive in a concrete and metal fenced enclosure for 50 years. She is now 54 years old.
Mona has dutifully served her time, and now, the zoo community can give her the one thing that she deserves: retirement to a sanctuary.
With the potential of a 70-year lifespan, Mona would have the opportunity to rediscover and enjoy all that she has missed, including roaming freely on thousands of acres of rolling pastures, foraging for fresh grass, swimming in natural ponds and streams, and making lots of new friends.
The Birmingham Zoo has been nonresponsive to an offer from The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, to take in Mona.
We must compel Dr. Foster, CEO of Birmingham Zoo, Inc., to release Mona to a sanctuary!
And, REMEMBER: Mona was NOT captive-born. She was born in the wild and taken away from her family.
Mona continues to pace, and she continues to be alone for over a year now.
The Elephant Sanctuary is less than five hours from Birmingham. It is hard to belive that the possibility of her new life is so close, and yet so far.
PLEASE go to our web site, find the email addresses for the Birmingham City Council; use your voice for Mona!
Please visit Mona's blog, and share the link with others:
MONA WAS EUTHANIZED BY THE BIRMINGHAM ZOO ON THURSDAY, JUNE 21ST.
We are, all, devastated.
We recommend donations to The Elephant Sanctuary [www.elephants.com] in Mona's name.
(This petition will be removed on July 15, 2007.)
Feb 9, 2005
In the petion we would like to get elephants out of the zoo and into a sanctuary. An elephant sanctuary is like thier natural enviroment but not because people have to feed them, take care of them, ect.
They can not be let back into the wild because the have been in captivity for most of there lives and would not survive.
IF WE DON'T SAVE THEM WHO WILL?
15. Save the Tigers
Early in the 20th century there was an estimated population of 100,000 tigers spread across Asia. Now there is less than 7,000 spread out across Asia's forests.
There are already 3 out of the 8 tiger subspecies which have become extinct: the Javan, the Caspian, and the Bali tiger. The South China tiger is almost gone with an appaling population of only 30 to 40. The Siberian and the Sumatran tigers are only 500 in number and the Indo Chinese is not far behind.
The main reasons for the tiger's demise are poaching, habitat loss and population fragmentation.
The Indian tiger is being poached at a rate of one tiger a day. They are mainly poached for body parts, which are sold on the black market for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These body parts are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine because of old beliefs that they contain certain healing powers. These beliefs are absolutely unfounded as there is no scientific proof that there is any medicinal value in the tiger parts at all.